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  • iMail , News March 26, 2009

    iMail for Thursday, March 26, 2009

    Obama Shows Support for Working Families In another show of support for unions and America’s working families, President Obama reemphasized the importance of giving workers the right to organize. During a town hall meeting in southern California last week, Obama said giving workers fair pay and “the opportunity to organize themselves” is, quite simply, the

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  • iMail , News March 24, 2009

    iMail for Tuesday, March 24, 2009

    IAM Demands Proper Use of TARP Funds The IAM is urging Department of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner to set rules regarding the use of bailout dollars and how they are to be used by the banking industry. Among the latest series of reports regarding the widespread misuse of Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds are

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  • iMail , News March 19, 2009

    iMail for Thursday, March 19, 2009

    IAM Welcomes Key Labor Board Appointments President Obama is moving swiftly to restructure key government agencies once dominated by anti-union appointees from the Bush Administration. Federal agencies like the National Mediation Board (NMB) and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) play key roles in overseeing labor relations for millions of workers. At the National Mediation Board,

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  • iMail , News March 17, 2009

    iMail for Tuesday, March 17, 2009

    Machinists Call for Terminations at AIG  The IAM today called for the immediate termination of every executive at American International Group, Inc. (AIG) who accepts a bonus payment. “Gross incompetence is but one of the grounds to void those contracts,” said IAM President Tom Buffenbarger. “These executives destroyed their company. They triggered a global economic meltdown. They misappropriated taxpayer monies. Their

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  • iMail , News March 12, 2009

    iMail for Thursday, March 12, 2009

    How a Bankruptcy Reveals Benefits of Membership  It was hardly a surprise when Chicago-based Smurfit-Stone Container Corp. filed for Chapter 11 protection on January 26, 2009. Falling product demand, rising raw material prices and excessive debt combined with an industry-wide slowdown to trigger the bankruptcy filing. Smurfit-Stone is North America’s second largest maker of containerboard

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